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Episode #140 - Quebec Votes & Trumpian Tariffs
September 19, 2018 07:26 PM PDT
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Episode #140 begins with a look at Jason Kenney's recent visit to India; was he misrepresenting himself, and is it appropriate for an Opposition leader to court foreign officials?

Later a look at Quebec's provincial election on October 1. Why has immigration and the French language dominated the discourse? Is the CAQ on path to forming government?

Finally it's #TrumpWatch: Tariffs, China and the American farmer.

Episode #139 - Leadership Notwithstanding
September 12, 2018 06:27 PM PDT
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Beginning with a discussion of federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh; low poll numbers, fundraising problems, and a lack of a commanding presence continue to plague the party. Is Singh still the right choice as leader and what can he do to turn things around as Election 2019 approaches.

Then a look at Section 33 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms: the Notwithstanding Clause. What are Ontario Premier Doug Ford's real motives for invoking it? Does he have a vendetta against the city of Toronto and can we expect this sort of climate at Queen's Park moving forward?

Finally in #TrumpWatch: the PLO and the continued shift in foreign policy. What are the real lasting consequences?

Episode #138 - Pipeline Problems and Terrible Trade
September 05, 2018 08:32 PM PDT
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Beginning Episode #138 with a look at the latest legal hurdel facing the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Was Rachel Notley's reaction the right one? What should or shouldn't have she said? Can Justin Trudeau really get this project going?

Later discussing the ongoing negotiations for a new NAFTA deal; what are some of the key points and can a deal be realistically reached that will satisfy everyone?

Finally it's ..... #TrumpWatch

Episode #137 - We're Back!
August 28, 2018 08:55 PM PDT
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Episode #137- We are back after our summer holidays!
Beginning first with a look at the AB political landscape 10 months before Election 2019, and the "schism" within the UCP with Derek Fildebrant's departure
Later an actual schism at the federal level with rogue Conservative MP Maxime Bernier leaving the Tories, with threats to form a new party?
Should the right be worried? Can Bernier actually create a legitimate new party?

Then it's #TrumpWatch: Helsinki, Cohen, Manafort, Kavanaugh. What do these seemingly random names say about the president?

Episode #136 - 50%
June 27, 2018 02:10 AM PDT
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On a special episode we take a look at the key political events at the end of the mid point of 2018.
What were some of the big stories that defined the first six months of this year at the provincial, federal and international level?
How did Jason Kenney, Justin Trudeau, Rachel Notley, Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un and of course.... Donald Trump perform and what challenges lay ahead?
We're off for the summer, and will return in late August. Have a restful vacation period!

Episode #135 - Pride Parade Protest
June 19, 2018 08:45 PM PDT
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Beginning with a look at Edmonton's Pride Parade,and protests that stalled the event; were the concerns of protesters totally articulated? How can this be addressed in the future?
Later a look at byelections! Does the federal Liberals loss to the Tories in a Quebec riding signify greater fortunes for the Opposition? In Alberta the riding of Fort McMurray Conklin and Innisfail Sylvan Lake, what should NDP expectations be?

Finally it's... #TrumpWatch

Episode #134 - Trudeau vs. Trump
June 12, 2018 07:36 PM PDT
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We begin Episode #134 with a brief look at Ontario's election and Doug Ford's big win, as well as the end of session for the Alberta Legislature.

Then on an extended #TrumpWatch: the G7 meeting and the President's choice of words for Justin Trudeau. Are other nations finally showing they can move ahead as leaders without the United States; the historic summit in Singapore with Kim Jong Un. Where to from here?

Episode #133 - Ontario Votes
June 05, 2018 09:10 PM PDT
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Beginning Episode #133 with a discussion of the recent tariffs imposed on Canada by the US Administration, and Canada's retaliatory measures.

Does the move hurt the long relationship between the two countries, and what does it say about the long term consequences Trump will leave behind?
Later, the latest developments in the June 7th Ontario election. Will the Liberals be decimated? Can Doug Ford pull out a win, or will a growing momentum for the NDP project them to victory?

Then leadership of the Bloc Quebecois, after Martine Ouellet is ousted; what are the party's moves before the next election. Finally it's TrumpWatch


Episode #132 - Pipeline Purchasing and Italian Uncertainty
May 29, 2018 07:44 PM PDT
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We begin Episode #132 with the latest updates on the Trans Mountain Pipeline dispute; what implications will the federal government's purchase have for the major political players in Alberta and BC?

Later looking at developments in Europe; the political turmoil in Italy after failed attempts to form a coalition government trigger a possible constitutional crisis. Is the EU internally in jeopardy?
In Ireland a historic referendum vote on the legality of abortion.

Finally it's #TrumpWatch.... patronage, conflict of interest and Ivanka.

Episode #131 - Horgan, Ford and Blue Lives
May 22, 2018 08:33 PM PDT
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On Episode #131 we discuss latest updates in the pipeline dispute between AB and BC; is BC Premier John Horgan risking his government's life?

Later with a few weeks to go until Ontario's election, we look at current polling numbers. Is the NDP poised to make significant gains, and can Doug Ford convince enough skeptics to lead his PC party to victory?

Finally it's #TrumpWatch: legislation to protect officers with a surprising amount of support from Democrats

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